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Gallery: Holiday displays duel for neighborhood supremacy

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It’s the holiday season and Bark reporter Lindsay Slocum kicked off the celebrations by photographing the best holiday displays in East Corte Madera.

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Staff members express contrasting views on music sharing

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While many musicians loudly protest the free downloading of music online, there is a growing chorus of others that actually encourage it. Two voices on campus have entirely different views on this controversial issue. Music teacher John Mattern says pirating music violates the artists’ rights, whereas campus supervisor and professional rapper Dustin Sharpe encourages it. […]

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Junior fundraises for clean water, wins award

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Rather than simply study the values of her religion, Redwood junior Michaela Katz has spent the last three years of her life applying them on a global scale. “I think the coolest thing I’ve had the chance to do is fundraise for clean water in Southeast Asia,” Katz said. “It felt meaningful, and it was […]

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Teacher working in Sweden reflects on experience

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For many Americans, the Fourth of July is a time to relax and take part in all things red, white, and blue. But for one history teacher, it signaled the beginning of a journey that would take him and his family outside the United States’ borders. Erik Berridge, who has taught at Redwood since the […]

Yoshio Boris (second from right) with students from the Tomodachi Program.

Active sophomore recognized for community service

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When Yoshio Boris took Japanese students shopping at Westfield, he was unsure of how to respond to their surprise that Americans had tattoos. This shopping trip was a part of Boris’ work over the summer with the Tomodachi Leadership Program, an initiative that brought Japanese students who were affected by the 2010 earthquake to America. […]

Cafe Verde patrons enjoy the eatery's outdoor dining option.

Cafe Verde impresses with excellent food, sophisticated vibe

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Café Verde, Corte Madera’s newest dining attraction, may be located a stones throw from Redwood, but it feels more like a European coffee shop than your new backyard eatery. Nearly half of the cafés’ seating is outdoors in an uncovered plaza bordering the Corte Madera Town Park. There were patrons of all sizes and shapes, […]

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Assassin’s Creed hits its mark

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Assassin’s Creed 3, created by Ubisoft and released on Oct. 30, is one of the best in the stealth adventure series and is sure to steal the show this year. The game is full of new features and has a wonderfully long storyline. Players can now enjoy open naval combat, hunting, tree climbing, and hanging […]

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Queen of the Couch: TV Show “Scandal” Foreshadows Real Life Drama

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Life is mirroring art on ABC’s hit show Scandal. With the public disclosure of General Petraeus’s affair and his subsequent resignation from his position as CIA Director, I couldn’t help but notice the situation’s similarities to the show, which is currently in its second season. In summary, Scandal is about a political “fixer,” Olivia Pope, […]

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Richard Henerlau: A longtime library assistant

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Although Bessie Chin Library Assistant Richard Henerlau was born with hydrocephalus, a condition that can cause brain damage, Henerlau never let this stop him from helping others, as he has been a familiar figure in the Redwood library for the last six years. His library experience began much earlier, however, when he was a student […]

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Face to Face: Is Thanksgiving worth celebrating?

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Face-to-Face is a feature that allows two members of the Redwood community to grill each other, argue, or simply converse about a relevant issue or event. We provide the topic, and they do the rest. This month’s participants are seniors Zack Cohen and Indigo Mutha. The issue: Should Thanksgiving really be celebrated?   Is a […]